Winter is the Perfect Time to Paint Your Interior Spaces

While it may seem like common sense to associate hotter weather with faster drying times, did you know winter is actually a great season to paint the interior of your home or office? Although temperatures are cooler, wintertime is wonderful for interior painting because the humidity is lower thus the climate is dryer, which actually makes paint cure faster.

Less Client Traffic Means Shorter Waiting Times

Typically during the winter season, many companies experience less client traffic. This is why when it comes to commercial interior painting, you should take advantage of this time of year so you’re given priority and get to enjoy shorter waiting times for your project to be completed.

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At Home Activities Slow Down

During the winter, home life naturally becomes a little more sedentary. This means you and your family typically aren’t as active going in and out of the house tracking in dirt near a painting project as would be the case in the spring and summer months. Make the most of the season and hire a professional painter. And while they’re on the job, you can go get some shopping done.

Cabinet Painting

Consider painting cabinets in the winter. Giving old cabinets a facelift with new paint will make the kitchen, bathroom or office look fabulous without the high costs of fully replacing your cabinets.

Tips for Interior Painting

Preparation is a Must

Before painting your interior, make sure the surfaces are clean from dirt, dust and any other grime. Using some TSP (trisodium phosphate) with clean shop towels or microfiber towels will get most dirt and grime removed. While cleaning, a tack cloth can remove dust and smaller particles. These techniques will help to ensure a clean and smooth surface.

Don’t Forget

  • Drop cloths
  • Painters tape
  • Ladders
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  • Surface protection boards
  • Masking paper
  • Masking film

If you are thinking of doing the job yourself, don’t forget to purchase plenty of rollers, paint brushes, roller pans and liners, buckets, trim brushes and much more. Look here for a full list of what you’ll need:  https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/supply-checklist-everything-you-need-to-paint-a-room-178565

Paint From Top to Bottom

Ideally, the ceiling should be painted first. When painting a ceiling, you should remove cobwebs, residual grease buildup and dirt. Lighting fixtures such as chandeliers or fans should also be removed. Although it may seem like extra work to temporarily take them down, it will make your painting around the ceiling much easier, less cumbersome and you won’t unnecessarily risk dripping paint your expensive fixtures.

Cracks in Your Ceiling

Ceilings should also be inspected for cracks which are caused by several issues. Over time as the home ages and settles, it can shift, creating cracks in places like the walls or ceiling. Cracks can also be appear if there is a problem with the foundation of the home. If that’s the case, you will want to have a foundation specialist inspect your home so the situation can be addressed. Moisture can also weaken certain structures, creating cracks or warping.

Moisture Cracks

When you have cracks caused by moisture, the issue could be coming from a leaky pipe or roof leak. If you have a moisture leak, you might need to contact a plumber and/or roofer.

Overload Cracks

Another reason you could have cracks forming on your ceiling is from too much floor weight above the ceiling or overloading storage on the ceiling joists in the attic.

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Painting Walls

Next, you should paint the walls. For best results when painting walls and the ceiling, remember to use even strokes and to apply more than one coat. Multiple coats ensure you won’t see any of the old color when it all done.

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Painting Trim

After the walls and ceiling have been painted, touching up the trim is the next step. For the most efficient way to paint trim, we recommend dipping no more than an inch of the tip of an angled paint brush into the paint before wiping away any excess paint from the bristles. Using a very short paint stoke, cover about twelve inches of the trim, then smooth that section of freshly painted trim with one long stroke. Keep repeating this technique until your finished.

Hiring a Professional

Interior painting is big job to try and tackle yourself, especially if you are unexperienced. And we haven’t even covered other prepping subjects like, spackling, color schemes, cleanup, storage of paint and equipment, fixing holes, how to properly fix cracks, brush size for each application, properly covering the floor before painting, taping the trim the correct way, as well as covering windows, furniture, counters, etc.

Hire EZ Painting Solutions

When you hire EZ Painting Solutions, you’re teaming up with a highly-rated painting contractor, who is licensed and insured. This protects you and your property if something were to go wrong. Ultimately, by having a proven professional painter taking care of your project, you’re protecting yourself from damages, saving yourself time and making sure the job is done the right way, the first time around.

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